Ms Jacqueline (J.M.B.) Seignette > Höcker Advocaten > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Höcker Advocaten
APOLLOLAAN 153 1077 AS Amsterdam
PO BOX 74654
1070 BR AMSTERDAM
Netherlands

Work Department

Intellectual Property and IT department.

Position

Partner of Höcker Advocaten. Practice areas: Intellectual Property, Information Technology, Media and Communications, Data Protection, Litigation. Acts for national and international clients in the entertainment and IT industries; represents several organisations that manage and enforce copyrights.

Career

Admitted to the Bar in 1993. Attorney at law Goudsmit & Branbergen (1993-1999). Research fellow Univeristy of Amsterdam (1998-2003). Partner Vogel & Ruitenberg (2000-2007). Since 2007 partner of Höcker Advocaten.

Languages

English, Dutch, German.

Memberships

Dutch Bar Associatioin, Dutch Copyright Association (Chairman), Dutch IT Law Association, Dutch Media and Communications Law Association, International Association of Entertainment Lawyers, Member Committee Executive of ALAI, member of the editorial board of IER (Dutch journal for IP and Advertising Law).

Education

University of Utrecht, Master of Law (1987). University of Amsterdam, PhD: Challenges on the creative doctrine, copyright matters, copyright ownership and the exploitation of creative works in the Netherlands, Germany and the United States (1994).

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Industry focus: Media and entertainment

Höcker Advocaten advises on a range of transactional, advisory and contentious matters in the media entertainment space, as well as handling IT and data protection matters in the area. The firm is particularly well known for advising on collective management of rights and acts for music, audio-visual and literary rights collecting societies in a range of other issues. Strengths of the practice include strategic advice, litigation, licensing negotiations, contractual and tariff disputes, and corporate governance. Jacqueline Seignette acts for national and international clients in the entertainment and IT sectors. She leads the team, which includes ‘extremely knowledgeable media and entertainment lawyer’ Marijn Kingma and Joep Meddens, who focuses on advertising and collective rights law.

Netherlands > Intellectual property: trade marks, copyrights and design rights

Höcker Advocaten has an established reputation in relation to acting for collective rights organisations with cases that have have resulted in industry-wide settlements of copyright issues. Jacqueline (J.M.B.) Seignette  who is the chair of the Dutch Copyright Association heads the team that includes Joep (J.W.A.) Meddens  and Marijn (M.E.) Kingma , both of whom are notable for their copyright expertise. The team also handles a range of trade mark infringement cases and anti-piracy matters for international entertainment companies.